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Online Science Classes with Stephanie

I have been teaching private science online to students in grades 2 to 7 for many years. Most of my experience has been teaching non-native English speakers.

My main teaching philosophy is to encourage the students to ask lots of questions. This is not just to ensure they understand the material, but to nurture their natural sense of curiosity! You can read more about my teaching philosophy by following these links:

I Don't Know in Education
Learning through Teaching
The Socratic Teaching Method

Stephanie and a student in an online class

How long are the science classes?

I generally recommend 45-minute classes for grades 2 to 4 and 60-minute classes for grades 5 to 7, but this can be flexible according to your child's needs and availability. Classes are held once a week.

How much do the classes cost?

I offer a free 30-minute demo class. In this time, I will evaluate your child’s level. I don't always teach the content of the student's grade level; I teach according to their individual abilities and needs.

Classes are sold in packs of four.

Length Price for 4 classes Price per class
45 minutes 160 USD 40 USD
60 minutes 200 USD 50 USD

If your child has a partner, they may do the class in pairs and the price will be halved. I do not teach classes with more than two students.

What platform is used?

Classes are generally held on VooV, but other platforms are possible upon request.

What subject material is covered?

Grade 2

  • Plants and animals
  • Rocks and fossils
  • Natural resources
  • Motion
  • Forces

Grade 3

  • Land biomes
  • Water environments
  • The solar system
  • Matter
  • Energy
  • Light

Grade 4

  • Living things and energy
  • Living things and their environment
  • Rocks and minerals
  • Weathering, erosion, deposition
  • Natural disasters (landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes)
  • Electricity
  • Magnetism

Grade 5

  • Cells
  • Classifying organisms
  • Plant transport systems; photosynthesis and respiration
  • The human body (digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and excretory systems)
  • Earth’s weather
  • The solar system
  • Elements and compounds
  • Chemical reactions

Grade 6

  • Earth’s ecosystem
  • Cycles for life
  • Heat flow
  • The electromagnetic spectrum
  • Plate tectonics
  • Weathering, erosion, deposition
  • Earth’s resources

Grade 7

  • Cell biology
  • Reproduction of organisms
  • Genetics
  • Evolution
  • Earth’s history
  • Human body systems (musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, reproductive)
  • Levers
  • Light and sound

How long does it take to complete one grade level?

This varies greatly depending on the grade level and your child's needs. Generally speaking, it takes somewhere between 5 and 10 months, but I like to keep this flexible so that I can accommodate each child and have the opportunity to explore all the questions they may have!

What is your education and teaching experience?

  • B.Sc. Biology
  • B.A. Philosophy
  • M.A. Philosophy
  • TESL/TEFOL certification

I have 10 years of teaching experience, both in person and online, ranging from lower elementary to undergraduate university students. My students come from all over the world and many of them are non-native English speakers.

How can I sign up for a class?

If you are interested in booking a science class for your child, email me at stephanie@critikid.com with the following information:

  1. Your child’s age and grade
  2. Your time zone and availability
  3. What video call platform you prefer (if not VooV)
  4. Any special concerns or considerations

Courses

Fallacy Detectors Part 1

Develop the skills to tackle logical fallacies through a series of 10 science-fiction videos with activities. Recommended for ages 8-12.

US$15

Symbolic Logic for Teens Part 1

Learn how to make sense of complicated arguments with 14 video lessons and activities. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

US$15

Worksheets

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Symbolic Logic Worksheets

Worksheets covering the basics of symbolic logic for children ages 12 and up.

US$5

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Elementary School Worksheets and Lesson Plans

These lesson plans and worksheets teach students in grades 2-5 about superstitions, different perspectives, facts and opinions, the false dilemma fallacy, and probability.

US$10

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Middle School Worksheets and Lesson Plans

These lesson plans and worksheets teach students in grades 5-8 about false memories, confirmation bias, Occam's razor, the strawman fallacy, and pareidolia.

US$10

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High School Worksheets and Lesson Plans

These lesson plans and worksheets teach students in grades 8-12 about critical thinking, the appeal to nature fallacy, correlation versus causation, the placebo effect, and weasel words.

US$10

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Statistical Shenanigans Worksheets and Lesson Plans

These lesson plans and worksheets teach students in grades 9 and up the statistical principles they need to analyze data rationally.

US$10